Blake, Abby - Stolen [Altered Destinies 4] (Siren Publishing Ménage Everlasting)

Altered Destinies 4

Stolen

Jason has been working undercover to try and rescue two of his sisters. He's never met them, but he knows that they were bred in an attempt to create superior humans. When he learns a young child was stolen from her mother, Dana—another of Jason's sisters—he finds a way to return the baby to her family but blows his cover in the process.

 

Cody and Bec have spent the past year trying to recover from bullet wounds sustained in the line of duty. Happy to be called back onto active duty, they manage to extricate Jason from his self-appointed undercover mission.

 

But when they find Jason injured, without a place to stay or a way to support himself, they invite him into their lives and discover there is more to the man than even he knows. Can love and respect grow amid tragedy, fear, and unusual behavior?

 

 

 

Note: Each book in the Altered Destinies series is a stand-alone and can be read out of sequence.

 

Genre:
Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
Length:
21,543 words

STOLEN

Altered Destinies 4

Abby Blake

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STOLEN

Copyright © 2011 by Abby Blake

E-book ISBN: 1-61034-386-7

First E-book Publication: May 2011

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DEDICATION

For Rusty

STOLEN

Altered Destinies 4

ABBY BLAKE

Copyright © 2011

Prologue

Eight months ago....

The glass flew with surprising speed, smashed into the wall, and splintered into a thousand sparkly pieces. The old man’s chest heaved as he dragged in a great lungful of air, obviously trying to calm his temper.

“Stolen! They not only stole my test subject, they’ve stolen my greatest masterpiece. I spent a lifetime perfecting my research, decades of trial and error and finally,
finally
I found the answers, and what happens? Stolen!”

He threw another glass beaker at the wall, easily avoiding the splintering shards of glass despite his age and fragile looking appearance.

His assistant stood in the corner of the room.

“Professor,” Jason asked respectfully, his eyes lowered to the floor in the type of submissive attitude the professor expected from his staff. “Is there anything I can do for you?”

“Find her!” the professor snarled in exasperation. “I want what is mine. Take whatever help you need to get her back. That baby is mine.”

Jason moved backward, never raising his eyes to take in the professor’s irate face. Backing out of the door, he closed it behind him, carefully hiding the smile that tried to break free. Alana was safe, her baby was safe, and they’d both stay that way, especially if the professor expected him to find them.

Chapter One

Cody breathed deeply, lifting his knee straight, strengthening the muscle in his thigh. For almost a year now, he’d been doing intensive physical therapy, trying to recover fully from injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Beside him, his partner and best friend, Bec, jogged on an electric treadmill, concentration clearly etched on her face as she strove for the type of fitness they’d both enjoyed prior to being shot.

It had been the longest twelve months of both of their lives. First, the pain filled, blurry-to-remember days in hospital and then the months of physical therapy and recovery. The only good thing to come out of any of it was the blossoming relationship between himself and his gorgeous, fiery partner.

He’d worked with Bec for only a few weeks before they’d been injured, and even though they’d been as close as agency operatives needed to be, they hadn’t really felt any sort of romantic connection. Now, however, after months of sharing first the pain and humiliation of being injured and then the determination to make a full recovery, a closer bond had been forged, and he’d started noticing his partner more as a woman. A woman he would very much like to pull closer.

He watched as her ankle rolled slightly, noticing the way she hid the expression that should’ve crossed her face. Thanks to his empathic skills, he could feel her sudden pain and marveled at the way she tried to hide it even though she knew he could feel everything she did.

He lifted himself away from the gym equipment he’d been using then very deliberately marched over to Bec and switched off the running machine. Angry eyes turned to face him, but he pulled her into his arms, giving her a quick hug.

“Don’t, Bec,” he said against her ear. She sagged against him, some of the fight leaving her as she acknowledged his wisdom. Pushing herself now would defeat the purpose. She needed to be fully fit for their physical next week, and reinjuring her damaged ankle would not exactly help her get back on to active duty.

Pulling out of his arms, she gave him a quick peck on the cheek.

“I’m going to hit the shower,” she said as she turned to gather her stuff. Cody watched her leave the room, admiring the way her running shorts outlined the globes of her bottom. Many, many fantasies about that gorgeous ass had gotten him through some very tough days. She turned at the door, blowing him a cheeky kiss.

Yes, she knew he was interested, could feel every emotion that ran through him. Soon, very soon, he’d claim her.

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